​Do not be hasty. Do not fret. In a time of great sorrow because of the judgment of God, Judah found themselves in captivity in Babylon with their city destroyed and temple ruined. But their preservation revealed somewhat of the intent that God had in restoring the people and fulfilling the promises made to their fathers. Their very existence was a display of His mercy and His faithfulness. They simply had to be patient until the promises would come to pass. 

It is good for us, too, especially in times of despair and anguish, to remember those precious promises of God and His unwavering faithfulness. Be of good cheer and abound in hope. The Lord is good and blessed are they that wait for His salvation. 

Lamentations 3:21-26  This I recall to my mind,Therefore I have hope.Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,“Therefore I hope in Him!”The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,To the soul who seeks Him.It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.

-Brother Pat Woods